my first chicken smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by davidhef88, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    tender, juicy, smokey, deliciousness.  My wife got me a master forge vertical gas smoker for fathers day and I think it is the best gift I have ever received.  The best part is that she also loves the food that I have cooked in it. 
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  4. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Those look great and if she like it that is 3/4 of the battle.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like their done perfectly!
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    David it looks superb ,nice color  well done
  7. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks everyone for the compliments.  they came out great.  it was only my second smoke, but I think I'm getting the hang of this
  8. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    man looks great
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, yardbirds are great smoked. [​IMG]
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Birds...
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man those birds look great!

    Congrats on your first birds [​IMG]

  12. runuts

    runuts Newbie

    David, would you be willing to run through your method on the Master Forge for cooking these birds?

    I have a new one and just "hail Mary'd" a bird in there a couple of minutes ago.
  13. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nuts,  I dry rubbed them threw them in right on the racks, with the smoker at about 230.  I beleive it took close to 3 hrs. 165 internal temp. I smoked with apple wood and they were delish. After that smoke I got a self stick flat fire place gasket and sealed both doors.  keeps the smoke and heat in a little better which is a little nicer to the Lp tank
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks good your in the door...
  15. runuts

    runuts Newbie

    Thanks David.

    Mine's been running for 30 minutes and she's all smoked out. I'm using a combination of chunked & chipped hickory. Any suggestions to get a longer burn on the wood??
  16. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you don't need alot of smoke.  just barely able to see it and smell it is enough.  The chunks I buy I split even smaller with a hatchet, into about one inch by one inch squares.  I usually have to put more water in the pan every 45 min to one hr so I will just throw a couple pieces in then.  I sometimes soak them but have never really noticed a difference when I did.
  17. runuts

    runuts Newbie

    Glad you mentioned the water pan, I might have forgotten about it. ;-D

    I guess my cooking with charcoal may have me looking for smoke where as the propane gasser isn't as visible.

    Feeding that smoke box at temp is a trick...

    Appreciate the help!
  18. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a long set of tongs and just pull the lid and toss a couple chunks in.  I only use chips in the begining before it gets to temp for that reason.  I am working on some ideas for a auto matic water system for  keep ing the water pan full I will keek you informed on it when I do iTrying to keep it very simple.
  19. runuts

    runuts Newbie

    Please do sir!

    If my bird turns out half as good as yours looks I'll be a happy man.

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